Archive for November, 2010


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Make Wool Holiday Ornaments
Saturday, December 18 from 12:30-3:30 PM
Make Christmas and Chanukah ornaments; kits included. Registration is required and limited to ten students in grades 6-12. Sponsored by the Friends of BML.


Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

All the libraries in Monroe County are closed today. Enjoy some time with your family and visit us tomorrow!

Listen to the Glee Christmas Album

You didn’t think winter would pass without a Glee holiday album, did you!?! Well, it’s out, and you can listen online at JSYK. It looks like the whole album might be here. Check to see if it’s available in your library yet! And have a Gleeful holiday season!!

Rochester is THE place to be if you are a video game fan!

Did you know that  THE INTERNATIONAL CENTER FOR THE HISTORY OF ELECTRONIC GAMES is situated right here in Rochester? It’s a part of “The Strong” – in the same building as the National Museum of Play.  And on November 20 they are opening a brand new exhibit called eGameRevolution. It sounds awesome! Read more about it here:

The Zombies Are Here!

How will I survive the zombie apocalypse? I’ll…

go straight to my library! They have a great collection of books on how I can survive the apocalypse: fishing, hunting, farming, solar energy… anything that you would need to outlive the zombies. 🙂 Here’s some of the titles I’ve collected as a start.

Plus, you’ll be awful bored when the zombies have moved on to another family. You’ll need something to entertain yourself. There won’t be any tvs, no computers, no ps3. Jeeze, will there even be a point trying to survive? Of course there will! You’ll be able to get tons of reading done!

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Today’s Veteran’s day

Give a hug to a veteran you know or spend a quite moment thinking about someone you’ve lost.

Remember to give your local library a call. Some are closed, but many are not. You can find a list of all the libraries with their numbers here.

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Brighton High School grad and his award-winning novel

So I was lucky enough to attend the YALSA Symposim on YA Lit this past weekend in Albuquerque, NM, where I finally met Brighton HS grad, Allen Zadoff! If you haven’t read his HILARIOUS novel, FOOD, GIRLS, AND OTHER THINGS I CAN’T HAVE yet, you must if you want to laugh. The scene during soccer in gym class? SO FUNNY!

Anyway, here’s a pic of Allen and me; one of authors Selene Castrovilla, Terry Trueman, and me; and Lauren Myracle and Ellen Hopkins.  Such a great conference! Check out these authors’ excellent books.

Homeschool Nonfiction Book Club

Join the Homeschool Nonfiction Book Club at Penfield Public Library! We had an awesome meeting yesterday about the book The Great and Only Barnum. Participants created projects based on the book. We had a P.T. Barnum Timeline, a full scale model of “The Living Skeleton,” a comedic presentation about a famous hoax, a model of Tom Thumb’s wedding, a discussion of animal abuse in the circus, and even a video game called Escape from the Eclectic Museum.Click onto this glog to see pictures from the meeting!!

The next meeting takes place on December 2 at 10:30 am and the book is going to be on The Day-Glo Brothers:The True Story of Bob and Joe Switzer’s Bright Ideas and Brand New Colors by Chris Barton. For more information, email YA librarian Lyla Grills at